3 July 2019 to 5 July 2019



Food Governance Conference Page


Sydney Law School, the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, and The George Institute for Global Health will host the second Food Governance Conference in 2019.

Opening public oration: Hilal Elver, UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

Keynote speakers on main days of the conference:

Amandine Garde, Law & NCD Unit, University of Liverpool

Juan Rivera, National Institute of Public Health of Mexico

Everybody eats; it is the key to our survival, but food also has the potential to compromise health. The global food system is challenged by issues of drought, climate change, trade, malnutrition, and exploited workers. Population growth and the forces of marketization have further compromised the ability of the food system to deliver safe, nutritious and sustainable food to the world's population.

In conjunction with the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, The George Institute for Global Health and Sydney Law School will be hosting the second Food Governance Conference from 3 - 5 of July 2019. The Food Governance Conference will explore how law, policy, and regulation address food system challenges or contribute to them at local, national, regional, and global levels. This includes issues such as food security, food safety, food sustainability, equity and social justice in global food systems, and nutrition: under/malnutrition, obesity, and noncommunicable disease.

While food-specific law and regulation will be a key focus of the Food Governance Conference, it will consider how broader legislative and policy regimes impede or facilitate access to a nutritious, equitable, and sustainable food supply, including economic, trade, and intellectual property regimes.

The conference takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach, in the hope of highlighting the interrelationships between the main challenges facing the global food system in the 21st century, and to create new opportunities for collaboration between researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the related fields of food safety, security, and sustainability, and diet-related health.


Head to the Food Governance Conference page for full information



Closed workshops: Wednesday 3 July, 2019
(The Organizing Committee invites expressions of interest for hosting invitation-only workshops on the 3 July at Sydney Law School. EOIs should be no more than one page in length, contain a declaration of conflicts of interests, and be submitted by Thursday, 18 April 2019. For more information, or to submit an EOI, please contact Belinda Reeve -

Opening public oration: 6-7.30pm, Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Main days of the conference: Thursday 4 July - Friday 5 July, 2019

Early bird registration closes: Friday 3 May, 2019

Abstract submissions: 

Abstract submission open: Monday September 10, 2018

Abstract submission closes: Friday March 1, 2019 (date has been extended)

Notification to authors: Friday 29 March, 2019


More information and submission of abstracts


Registration fees (GST included):

Early bird full fee: $160 (until 3 May 2019)

Full fee: $200 (from 4 May 2019)

Sydney Law School alumni/students: $120

Day rates: $100 per day


Time: 3-5 JULY 2019

Location: Sydney Law School, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown

Cost: See above

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 3e4e2077151b1c1b2d4534212e2a221d3c545308237d0726